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Going through menopause i cannot sleep also have over active bladder.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Insomnia is common

During menopause/ perimenopause.
Try using excellent sleep hygiene. If that is not sufficient seek medical evaluation. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or >.

In brief: Insomnia is common

During menopause/ perimenopause.
Try using excellent sleep hygiene. If that is not sufficient seek medical evaluation. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use the bedroom only for sleep & sex. Have work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hs prior to your regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hrs of bedtime. Alcoholism is a major cause for insomnia. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin is very helpful. Acupuncture often works well for insomnia.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hormones

Women approaching menopause frequently have sleep disturbances.
The hormone imbalances that precede the onset of true menopause may cause symptoms that preclude normal sleep patterns. Overactive bladder symptoms may also accompany these changes, although other issues may be contributing. See a doctor well versed in perimenopausal issues. Menopause is normal but may effect quality of life.

In brief: Hormones

Women approaching menopause frequently have sleep disturbances.
The hormone imbalances that precede the onset of true menopause may cause symptoms that preclude normal sleep patterns. Overactive bladder symptoms may also accompany these changes, although other issues may be contributing. See a doctor well versed in perimenopausal issues. Menopause is normal but may effect quality of life.
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